AfricaPress-Tanzania: EMIRATES has collaborated with Huawei, one of the world’s top smartphone brands, to promote the airline app to their phone users.

The move geared at building a more convenient and rewarding experience for Emirates’ passengers as travel demand recovers in the postpandemic era.

Emirates said through a release that they’re pleased to build a collaboration with Huawei in order to provide the best possible customer experience, not only onboard and on the ground, but also online.

“Considering Huawei’s strong market position in the Chinese mainland and the UAE, we are proud to collaborate with them on promoting our app,” the statement showed.

The app has had more than half a million downloads from AppGallery and available in more than 170 countries and regions and connects 700 million users to Huawei’s smart and innovative ecosystem.

Mr Lu Geng, Director, Middle East and Africa Partnerships and Eco-Development at Huawei Consumer Business Group, said innovation is part of their DNA and in Emirates they have found a like-minded partner whose desire and ability to continuously be at the forefront is integrated into their culture.

“In this era,” Mr Lu said, “where consumer behaviours have changed as we emerge from the pandemic, people rely more than ever on their smartphones to make decisions, including travel-related ones.”

Subsequent phases of the joint cooperation will see Emirates and Huawei planning to expand features available to the airline’s customers by integrating the Emirates app with the Huawei Wallet platform.

The new features will enable Skywards members to store membership details and loyalty points, in addition to boarding passes and vouchers in the Huawei Wallet.

Furthermore, Emirates customers will also soon be able to enter any of its worldwide lounges by simply tapping their Huawei device at the door.

The recent enhanced collaboration between the two parties extends the shared platform to include Smart- Card Integration, providing a quick booking option for Emirates app users in the Chinese mainland and the UAE, as well as the ability to easily access their travel and flight information.


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